File photo of England captain Alastair Cook. (Getty Images)
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England will look to put the memory of their 5-0 Ashes drubbing in Australia behind them and prove there is Test life beyond Kevin Pietersen when they face Sri Lanka in the first of a two-match series at Lord's on Thursday.
And with England still smarting from the run out, backing up, of Jos Buttler during Sri Lanka's 3-2 series-clinching one-day win at Edgbaston, the Test campaign has been "spiced up" in the words of home captain Alastair Cook.